2015 Festivals and Events

The Settlement's annual family-friendly activities are designed to teach today's generation about the lives and lifestyles of past generations. (All times are Central.)

January 2015

Gospel Sing
January 17, 2015
4 to 5:30 p.m., dinner
5:30 to 7 p.m., show

February 2015

Just Desserts
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day during this evening of live entertainment and a variety of homemade desserts, from cakes and pies to tarts and cookies.
February 14, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing
Old style singing A Cappella from shape notes with dinner on the grounds.
February 21, 2015
Starts at 9:30 a.m.

March 2015

Rummage Sale
The area's largest multiday rummage sale, which always packs the Settlement's Frink Gymnasium with items ranging from electronics and kitchen wares to clothing, linen, furniture and more.
Saturday, Tuesday, & Thursday thru Saturday
March 7, 10, 12-14, 2015
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

April 2015

Panhandle Folk Life Days
The Settlement's annual spring festival, featuring demonstrations of various aspects of the lives of Florida's pioneers.
Friday & Saturday
April 17-18, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Custom Knife Show & Sale
With one-of-a-kind custom knives.
April 25, 2015
8 a.m. - until noon.

May 2015

Quilt Show
Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. Please RSVP.
May 2, 2015
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bat Night
Watch a colony of bats depart
for their nightly flight.

May 8, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Pioneer Classes

For information on educational pioneer classes which are scheduled throughout the year, please visit Pioneer Classes at the Settlement.

August 2015

Ice Cream Social
Homemade ice cream and live entertainment!
August 28, 2015
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

September 2015

Archaeology Day
A fun-filled day of exploration with historical and educational displays, Indian & rock artifacts, and more.
September 12, 2015
Noon to 4 p.m.

Peanut Boil
FREE boiled peanuts and
live entertainment!

September 26, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

October 2015

Pioneer Day
The Settlement's annual fall festival, featuring vendors, food, music and demonstrations of cooking and other aspects of pioneer life. Held in conjunction with the Blountstown Rotary Club's annual Goat Day.
October 17, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 2015

Craft Fair
All kinds of handmade crafts - pottery, leather works, iron works, wood works, soap making, soapstone carving, shell carving, needlepoint, quilting, candle making, Native American, basket weaving, jewelry makers, crochet, glass, knives, and so much more.
November 14, 2015
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Antique Tool Show & Sale
Vendors please RSVP.
Saturday before Thanksgiving
November 21, 2015
7:30 a.m. to noon

Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day
A delicious demonstration of the pioneer way of making syrup - served with a country breakfast. Syrup making DVD will be available for purchase.
Saturday after Thanksgiving
November 28, 2015
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

December 2015

Christmas Celebration
Following the Blountstown Christmas Parade.
December 5, 2015
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.